Social Worker - Adult Social Care

  • Hospital Team and Reablement Team
  • £33,820 to £41,496 per annum
  • Location – various
  • Permanent and fixed term contracts

We are looking for Social Workers who are enthusiastic and passionate about changing the lives of people with care and support needs, and carers, through the promotion of wellbeing and choice, making a real difference whilst enabling Adults and young people to increase their independence and have fulfilling lives, free from harm and abuse.

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You would be joining Solihull at an exciting time as the Council changes the way in which it delivers its services, and we work in a more agile way and as a Social Worker in Solihull you will benefit from manageable caseloads, an inclusive and supportive team culture and great scope for professional development.

We currently have vacancies in the following teams: 

  • Hospital Team – Permanent contract working 37 hours per week
  • Reablement Team – Maternity cover until 30 September 2023 working 22.5 hours per week

Hospital Team

You will be working as part of a fast paced, busy Hospital Social Work team. You will be required to complete long-term assessments and support planning after the person has left hospital. We work with all residents of Solihull over the age of 18 years who require social care to enable them to leave interim services following discharge. The team currently work on a 7-day contract, and you will be required to be part of a rota to work at weekends and Bank Holidays. The posts are with the Hospital Post Discharge Team. This is an exciting role which involves multi-disciplinary working across health and social care. There are also great new initiatives which are underway with this role, namely the ‘Home First’ projects. 

Reablement Team

Our Reablement Team is made up of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, Social Workers, Reablement Social Care Facilitators, and our CQC Registered provider arm with Team Supervisors and Reablement Support Workers.  An Early Response Service is provided by Universal Care Services who have dedicated a team to work with us on Reablement Programmes. Reablement is offered short-term both to support a recovery from injury or illness and as a prevention service to avoid deterioration, loss of independence and or hospital admission. We are also developing an additional service to improve the quality of life and sustainability of people’s independence. Therefore, Person-Centred and Strengths-Based approaches are at the heart of everything we do. As a social worker in the team your role will be to support and guide Care Act Assessments, Safeguarding, MCA’s and setting Care and support arrangements. 

In return, you will be part of a wider team where you will be really valued, and you will have the opportunity to shape and improve the services we deliver to our diverse community. We have close partnerships across agencies in the borough. We are a small and friendly local authority with good relationships across adult care and support.

We welcome applications from newly qualified Social Workers as well as experienced Social Workers looking for a change in career or wishing to develop their skills and experience. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and abilities across a broad range of social work activity, such as assessment and care planning and safeguarding.

We also understand that our employees have commitments and interests outside work and encourage good work-life balance by offering a flexible and agile working environment; this is further supplemented by an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as a range of other benefits including staff discounts and a career average pension scheme.

Both teams currently work within a hybrid working model with a mixture of office attendance and home working.

If you have a specific question or require further information, please contact:

  • Sadia Alima (Hospital Team) – 07493864585
  • Jo Jackson – (Reablement Team) – 07826951833

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 31 January.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February.